BREAKING: Dutch ‘Virus Truth’ leader Willem Engel arrested for incitement

The face of the Dutch anti-coronavirus measure movement Willem Engel has been arrested in Rotterdam.

Engel is suspected to have posted coronavirus-related messages on social media that promote civil unrest, reports the NOS.

Note: This tweet has been published by a supporter of Engels. It reads: “Welcome in the police state of the Netherlands. When people criticise the system they are being arrested.”

Who is Willem Engel?

Willem Engel is the leader of the Dutch ‘Virus Truth’ (viruswaarheid) movement that advocates against governmental coronavirus measures.

Not to mention, Engel is a staunch supporter of Russian President Putin and its invasion of Ukraine.

The Dutch public prosecution office already incited an investigation against Engel in January based on a petition signed by 22,000 individuals.

The petition raised concerns that Engel was involved in calls to civil unrest, the spreading of medical misinformation and posed a high potential to commit terrorist acts.

Have you heard of Willem Engel? Tell us in the comments!

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Cara Räker 🇩🇪
Cara Räker 🇩🇪
Cara moved to the Netherlands at fifteen and she is here to stay! After all, there is so much to love about it, except maybe the bread (as every German will tell you). Next to finishing up her bachelor's degree in European politics (dry), Cara loves to do yoga, swim, and cook delicious veggie food.


  1. extremely low effort and low information. When you smear someone you should back it up, but backing it up would expose your petty framing.

  2. Oh God any toddler can write a better and more substantial article. Just for your info: the campaign against Engel is lead by worn down yuppie Dikkeboom (thick tree, probably his tree is not that thick) who is jealous. It’s so petty and simple. I don’t agree with much of Engels opinion but this is a democracy not the DDR.

  3. Shocking. I had a better opinion of the Dutch. I did not think they had such a collaborator mentality since 1945.


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